School Food - A Healthy Choice!
School Food - A Healthy Choice!

DOUGLAS COUNTY SCHOOLS MEAL PRICES

 2016-2017

 

 

           

STUDENT MEALS

High

School

Middle

School

Elementary

School

 

 

School Staff

 

Guests

  Regular Price Lunch   

2.35

2.35

2.10

3.25*

3.50*

  Reduced Price Lunch  

.40

.40

.40

 

 

  Second Lunch

3.25

3.25

3.25

3.25

3.50

  Regular Price Breakfast

1.25

1.25

1.25

1.65

1.65

  Reduced Price Breakfast 

.30

.30

.30

 

 

  Second Breakfast

1.65

1.65

1.65

1.65

1.65

  Extra Milk    or 4 oz. Juice

.60

.60

.60

.60

.60

 *Adult prices are based upon food portions equivalent to high school student meals.

We receive federal reimbursement to offset the true cost for producing meals for one breakfast and one lunch per day per student served.  No federal monies can be used to subsidize the price of adult or second meals.

Download a copy of this month's menus  

For more information you can contact our Cafeteria Manager, Pam Fincher at 770-651-3620.

This fall, Douglas County school cafeterias are meeting tough new federal nutrition standards for school meals, ensuring that meals are healthy and well-balanced and provide students all the nutrition they need to succeed at school. Now is a great time to encourage your kids to continue to choose school lunch!

School meals offer students milk, fruits and vegetables, proteins and grains, and they must meet strict limits on saturated fat and portion size.  Starting in School Year 2012-2013, school lunches will meet additional standards requiring:

  • Age-appropriate calorie limits
  • Larger servings of vegetables and fruits (students must take at least one serving of produce)
  • A wider variety of vegetables, including dark green and red/orange vegetables and legumes
  • Fat-free or 1% milk (flavored milk must be fat-free)
  • More whole grains
  • And less sodium

We’re always working to offer Douglas County students healthier and tastier choices. Each year at Student Forums, we ask students to taste test and rate foods that we are considering for upcoming menus. Each month we feature Georgia grown produce, and at a few elementary schools we are delighted to have daily free fresh fruit and vegetable snacks through a grant for the students.

School meals are a great value and a huge convenience for busy families too!

 For your convenience, we offer an on-line meal payment system, www.parentonline.net

  • Immediate Benefits:
  • Prepay by using your Visa or MasterCard
  • Web site available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • View account balances and student purchase history
  •  Receive e-mail notice when account balance is low
  •  End lost or stolen money
  •  Set-up hassle-free automatic payments
  •  Accessible from any internet ready computer
  •  Highly secure
  •  Toll free phone and e-mail customer support
  •  5% convenience fee per transaction, $20 minimum that can be split among siblings

Parents can apply for free or reduced priced meals by filling out a family application that is sent home to you. Or for faster turnaround, you may apply on-line at https://frapplications.douglas.k12.ga.us beginning in mid-July.

 We look forward to welcoming your children to the cafeteria this fall. To find out more about Douglas County School District’s healthy school meals, see our other links at www.douglas.k12.ga.us under Food Services. To get the facts about school meals on a national level, visit www.TrayTalk.org.

CHARGE POLICY AND NSF POLICY

Douglas County School Food Service will continue to monitor the approved student charging limits which states:

Elementary and middle school students may accumulate a maximum of $6.00 in charges.  This $6.00 limit includes any charges for breakfast, lunch, and supplemental sales.  After the $6.00 limit is reached, a student will be offered a supplemental meal which consists of a sandwich and a beverage.  No supplemental meal is served at breakfast.  This regulation is to ensure that a child will not go hungry while potential losses of school food service funds will be limited.

If we receive two NSF checks for a student and/or siblings, we will no longer accept any checks for the student and/or siblings for the duration of their attendance in Douglas County Schools.